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Materials 2009, 2(3), 876-882; doi:10.3390/ma2030876

Shear Strength of Exterior Plywood Panels Pressed at Low Temperature

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1 National University of Forestry and Wood Technology of Ukraine, Department of Wood Based Composites, Lviv, Ukraine 2 Department of Natural Resources Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-6013, USA 3 Technical University in Zvolen, Department of Furniture and Wood Materials, Slovakia
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Received: 5 July 2009 / Revised: 21 July 2009 / Accepted: 3 August 2009 / Published: 4 August 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Plywood manufactured from thin veneer sheets of different species is one of the most traditional structural composite panels. The objective of this study was to produce experimental plywood panels using a temperature of 100 °C, which is 10 to 30% lower than typical press temperature of plywood manufacture. It was determined that shear strength characteristics of the samples were not adversely influenced as function of reduced press temperature. This process can be considered as a promising way to save substantial amounts of energy during pressing processes, which results in a major reduction in overall production costs.
Keywords: plywood; veneer; phenolic resin; low press temperature plywood; veneer; phenolic resin; low press temperature
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Bekhta, P.; Hiziroglu, S.; Potapova, O.; Sedliacik, J. Shear Strength of Exterior Plywood Panels Pressed at Low Temperature. Materials 2009, 2, 876-882.

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